Letters to the Editor

  • A Successful Firehouse Ride

    To the Editor, Thank you for coming out and celebrating the 6th annual Newtown Hook & Ladder Firehouse Ride. The event was a huge success! Thank you Time Out Sports Bar & Grill for opening its doors! Thank you to our Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors: Smokey Mountain, The Gopher Guys, The Borough of Newtown, Law Offices of James O. Gaston, Claris Construction, & Newtown Savings Bank.

  • RTC’s Concern: Finding The Right Candidates To Lead

    To the Editor: It takes a special kind of person to volunteer and serve on a Town board or commission. Republicans feel we have a responsibility to attract new people to serve, grow, debate issues and lead. The Newtown Republican Town Committee (RTC) has hosted a number of events in order to find new candidates with the intention of allowing them to meet their sitting and experienced elected officials, understand the level of commitment required to serve and give them the opportunity to decide if they would like to be involved to serve Newtown in any capacity. The RTC is grateful to all our members for their continuous support.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor: My name is Michelle Garrity, a Middle Gate and NMS parent, and I endorse Rebekah Harriman-Stites for the Board of Education. I have had the pleasure of working with Rebekah on various committees on the PTA the past couple of years. I have been at MGS for the past nine years and have never seen a PTA president quite like her. If there was a job to get done, she got it done. If there was money to be raised, she found a way.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every Newtown resident had the positive outlook and commitment of John Godin! John currently serves on the Board of Finance and is running again in the upcoming election. His willingness to serve another term would truly benefit our town.

  • A Fresh Perspective For The Board of Finance

    To the Editor: I’d like to introduce myself to the readers who don’t already know me. I’m Sandy Roussas, and I’m running for Board of Finance. I came to Newtown 12 years ago when I married my husband, Nick.  Newtown had been hi...

  • There Is No App For Nature

    To the Editor: There was a very interesting article in the New York Times this past Sunday (9/27/15): “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk” by Sherry Turkle, an MIT professor. She has been studying the psychology of online connectivity for...

  • Letter of Endorsement

    To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for Mary Ann Jacob for the Legislative Council. I have had the pleasure of knowing Mary Ann for the past six years and have always been impressed by her integrity, grace and commitment to service.

  • A Community Event In Sandy Hook

    To the Editor: I’d like to invite the Newtown community to participate in the 5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook event on Saturday, October 10th between 11 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). This event creates an opportunity to stroll along the beautifu...

  • Passport Event Will Benefit FAITH Food Pantry

    To the Editor: On Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 4 pm, the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, (S.H.O.P.), is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook opens its doors to residents and surrounding commun...

  • Newtown Seniors & The Arts Festival

     To the Editor: On behalf of the Commission on Aging and Newtown Senior Center we would like to both thank and compliment the Senior Center artists who displayed their paintings at the Newtown Arts Festival CoA booth. This was the first festival displ...